GCF Event 7: The Informer/Stephen Horne

August 9, 2018 in by mwhiteside

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Glasgow Cathedral Festival – https://www.gcfestival.com/ – £15/Students Free

The Informer/Stephen Horne: John Ford’s dramatic tale of friendship and betrayal, set in newly independent Ireland, is brought to life in the cathedral by the musical talents of world-renowned silent film accompanists Stephen Horne (piano, flute, accordion), Günter Buchwald (violin) and Frank Bockius (percussion). Stylish cinematography underpins The Informer’s brooding and—at times—exhilarating atmosphere, making it an early outlier of the Film Noir genre. The accompanying score weaves Celtic melodies into a dramatic tapestry with the the on-screen twists and turns of Liam O’Flaherty’s brilliant storyline,

adding an extra dimension to one of silent cinema’s most powerful and expressive works.